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parliament today in connection with that tabloid phone-hacking scandal. a day after rupert murdoch denied any knowledge of wrongdoing. his testimony interrupted by a protester with a pie. >>> and swept away. three hikers feared dead after reportedly getting caught in a dangerous current and pulled over a big waterfall at yosemite national park. and searchers are out looking for their bodies today wednesday, july 20th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> announcer: live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. as you see, it's 76 degrees already at 7:00 a.m. here in new york city. and new york is one of 32 states under a heat advisory warning today. >> i think you can see that shot from above, the haze that's hanging over the city. apparently a lot of the country is trapped inside what people are calling a heat dome. inside that dome temperatures in the 90s and 100s in areas that aren't used to getting that hot. now you throw humidity on top of that, and there is simpl
across the pond from humble pie to custard pie, the latest into the high stakes drama for rupert murdoch and we'll have more -- you saw it right there. his wife stepping down to defend him as she takes down a protester. >> stepped in. she lunged. she didn't hesitate. >>> we begin with the dangerous heat that will not go away now moving to the east coast. matt gutman live in chicago where that city is right in the thick of the worst temperatures so far. good morning, matt. >> reporter: hey, good morning, robin and that heat that has pummeled the midwest heading your way, it's not so much the heat but the humidity. chicago's bracing for 110 heat index today. in minnesota yesterday it was 134. now, the only other place in the world where that type of heat index is common is the red sea off of saudi arabia. a deadly heat wave that since friday has set 221 records won't release its grip. here in chicago, that heat stirring up a soupy fog that smothered the city. today projected to hit its hottest temperatures here in six years. in iowa, police tering heat buckled i-380 and left workers in kan
this morning. one of the most feared figures in the media world in full damage control. rupert murdoch, owner of fox news and "the wall street journal" here in the u.s. issuing public apologies in the biggest newspapers over in britain this morning saying he's sorry that his reporters hacked into the phones of everyone from politicians to murder victims. we are looking this morning at a business titan humbled, and it is likely to get even more difficult. >> he already withdrew his bid to take over bskyb, one of the largest broadcasters in britain. the question is, is that enough to save face for rupert murdoch? >>> also, a showbiz shock they are morning. superstar jennifer lopez and her husband of seven years, marc anthony, are calling it quits. what's behind the breakup of what looked like one of hollywood's happiest couples? we'll have the latest on that. >> third marriage for her, and they did seem pretty happy singing those duets together. >> beautiful twins. >> yeah, too bad. >>> also coming up, we all know the workplace can be a jungle, but t re's a question for you. how is your boss li
murdoch's news corps today dropped plans to drop the pay tv service commonly known as bskyb. they couldn't get got approval in this climate. the british newspapers are accused of illegal eavesdropping and police bribery. the government investigation is going to explore the phone hacking scandal and the paper's ties to police and politicians. he also defended hiring former "news of the world" editor andy coulson. >> the decision to employ the editor, there was a number of people who said this wasn't a good idea, particularly when that editor was at "news of the world" when bad things happen. i accepted the assurances he gave me. those were assurances given to a court of law. if i was lied to, if others were lied to, that would be a matter of deep regret. >> the man accused of killing six people in tucson and wounding congresswoman gabrielle ginds can't be forced to take strong drugs. they were told it could make him competent to stand trial. but layoff noughner is presumed innocent and has the say over his body. >>> police stopped king for driving under the influence. riots erupted in los
. >>> the phone hacking scandal continues for rupert murdoch and news corps. london police arrested rebekah brooks today. brooks led murdoch's news international division, until this past friday when she resigned. she is facing charges for phone hackings that targeted celebrities, the families of 9/11 victims, as well as the royal family. rupert murdoch took out full page ads yesterday, saying we are sorry for the scandal. even more ads today, saying the company will assist the ongoing police investigation. >> british public is engaged sh and i think where they're really concerned about is whether or not the american public is engaged. if that ever happened then yeah, you really should start writing news corps's obituaries. >> the hacking scandal has already brought down one of rupert murdochs executives in the united states. les hinten redesigned on friday. he worked for murdoch in britain when the phone hacking allegedly took place. the committee in charge of making sure all dow jones -- >>> a gunshot victim hopes the spare the life of a man who pulled the trigger. the shooting left him partiall
resignation. allegations that they hacked into cellphone accounts for story. rupert murdoch has issued a statement apologizing for any, quote, any serious wrongdoing. british police have arrested seven people and recovered a list of 3700 names of potential victims. news of the world shut its doors last week. it was owned by news corporation the parent company of fox news. >> heather: seems like so much these days is made in china. everything from computers to cellphones. home in china are eating with chopsticks made in georgia. they create jobs by cranking out 2 million chopsticks every day. live in atlanta with more on this. hi, elizabeth. this is an encouraging story. >> reporter: as the great story. it's coming out of a small town and they are made of poplar and sweet gum trees. they grow like weeds and it turns out the perfect material for chopsticks. the company opened back in may and they are opened six days a week, 24 hours a day. the owner and ceo tells us when he first opened he had a more than 450 applicants for only 50 positions. >> when i open up this business, my friends a
, caught in the middle of that tabloid hacking scandal. as billionaire media mogul rupert murdoch prepares for a grilling from parliament. >>> and on top of the world. japan beats the u.s. team at the world cup, giving a nation battered by natural disaster and nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," july 18th, nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," july 18th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and ann curry. live, from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and welcome today on this monday morning, i'm ann curry. >> and i'm lester holt in for matt. i think we both watched that match yesterday. you've got to feel good about the u.s. team. we were disappointed, but what a performance they put on and what a great thing they did for american soccer. >> that's right. for women's soccer, particularly, bringing it to a new level of cool. men and boys, women and girls, nationwide, watching them play. i think that they're winners in that regard. >> and the japanese certainly have something to feel good about a
. and they have the prime minister's support. the deal would give murdoch 40% ownership of all commercial tv in great britain. >>> prime minister david cameron is expected to meet milly dowler's family today, the girl kidnapped and murdered back in 2002. her parents are suing murdoch's paper "news of the world" over allegations that her phone was hacked and her voice mails deleted giving her parents the false hope she was deleting the voice mails, meaning she was still alive. but the scandal getting bigger by the minute. dan rivers will join us live from london at 6:40 eastern with the update. >>> to politics and the high stakes stalemate over increasing the nation's debt limit. the clock is ticking. we're now just 21 days from an august 2nd deadline to avoid a disastrous government default. president obama and congressional leaders from both parties will meet again this afternoon after nearly two-hour session at the white house yesterday. the president upping the ante in the debt showdown saying without a deal, millions of seniors and veterans might not receive their benefit checks. republi
edition of britain's "news of the world" on the stands rupert murdoch arrived in london today. his company's british subsidiary closed it after news that they hacked the phone of a teenager who was dead. >>> a strong earthquake rocked japan's northeastern quake. today's 7.1 tremor prompted tsunami add advisories later canceled. there are no reports of injuries or damage. >>> china no longer a rising world power. instead china has arrived. those words today from the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff admiral mike mullen in beijing in a four-week visit. china's growing military strength comes with an obligation to the world. >> greater military power must come greater responsibility, greater cooperation and just as important, greater transparency. without these things the expansion of military power in your region rather than making it more secure and stable, could have the opposite effect. >> this china trip is one of admiral mullen's final acts as joint chiefs chairman. he retires this fall. now to the white house where in just four hours, heated deficit reduction talks could further in
of the world." rupert murdoch's paper, yes. >> very much a tabloid newspaper. so anyway. he's going head to head with this guy who actually hacked in. let's take a listen to what he had to say. >> no, no, clearly -- >> you have no morals, no scruples at all. you didn't care who got hurt so long as you were able to sell your newspaper a lot of money. your only motive was profit. you're not journalists, you have no interest in journalism. you should try journalism. you're not an idiot, paul, you could probably d dit. >> ouch, thanks, hugh. >> we're journalists, clearly evidence anyone can do it. >> come, on now, hugh. so anyway. rupert murdoch, who also owns mamany other very important papers -- "wall street journal," for instance, "the new york post" -- he's saying they are investigating if this is true thatathis fellow did this. we're not going to call him a journalist because most of us disagree that is not something a journalist would do, hack into someone's phone account. >> very scandalous. >>> let's move on to la toya jackson. she's saying apparently her ex-husba
hacked in voice mail accounts of the people they were recovering. a personal apology from rupert murdoch appearing in every newspaper . murdoch is son james who heads international operations for news corp will appear before the uk parliment to worry questions. the 106 tab bloid news of the world was shut down in the wake of the investigation . since then several people have resigned, including rebecca brooks who was the news of the world editor when the phone hacking took place . also les hinton stepped down. he over sea the -- he was ceo and pubbler of the wall street journal . both are owned by news corp. they found no evidence of wrong doing in the journal or dow jopes. >> we hear warnings of traveling to mexico. if you are thinking of venturing south of the border and he posted an ad looking for a roommate and now there is no sign of amy. why relatives say there is a connection between her disappearance and a popular on line site . this man accused of murdering a retired army sergeant escaped custody. wait until you see how he managed to get away in the first place. stay with us. wh
scandal. the chairman of the newscorp, rupert murdoch and his son james plan to appear before british lawmakers on tuesday to answer questions about the scandal. newscorp is the parent company of fox news. former democratic candidate john edwards offered -- ordered to stand trial on corruption charges in october. a judge denying his lawyer's requests for more time. he's accused of illegally using more than a million dollars in campaign funds to cover up his affair with rielle hunter. steve? >> thank you, brian. we've all heard of racial profiling. get ready for what some are calling facial profiling. it's a new technology offered to police departments across the country, the gizmo right there, it's actually part of an iphone attaches to the back of an iphone and then lets officers capture a person's photo from five feet away and it searches that photo through a national criminal data base to see if there's a match. some say that's an invasion of privacy. we have bill johnson, the executive director of the national association of police officers, an organization and sheriff paul babu
this morning over the news of the world scandal. this comes one day after news corp ceo rupert murdoch and his son james testified before a committee saying they were appalled by the scandal. >> i would just like to say one sentence, this is the most humble day of my life. >> as for the man who attacked murdoch with a pie made of foam, well, he's under arrest this morning. he calls himself a comedian, by the way, news corp is the parent company of fox news. nearly two years after he was charged with murdering 13 people including a pregnant woman, the ft. hood shooter is finally be arraigned in a military court. he is still collecting a paycheck from the military will face a judge this afternoon in technic texas. this will will be his first court appearance since he decided he would face the death penalty. his lawyer is not saying whether they're considering an insanity defense. casey anthony ready for her close-up. reportedly in california right now close to signing a $1 million television deal for her first interview. you knew this one would happen. the offer comes from tv producer al taylo
of the world" and chief executive of the british arm of the newspapers for rupert murdoch's newscorp company. we're being told that brooks is being questioned on suspicion of essentially phone tapping and corruption which would relate to the bribery of police officers, people that has been suggested happened amongst "news of the world". now, we're awaiting to hear more details now. it is being described as an arranged arrest. she came by appointment to the police station and was arrested to start questioning formally. it's important to remember that neither rebekah brooks nor the other nine people that have been arrested have been charged with this latest round of allegations of phone tapping and bribery. >> bell in london, thank you. >>> casey anthony has disappeared from public view after being released from a florida jail early this morning. we do have some video from that. the 25-year-old walking out a free woman shortly after midnight eastern time. 12 days after she was found not guilty of murder in the death of her 2-year-old daughter caylee. kristen dahlgren is live in orlando and, te
murdoch's news corps has come under fire for allegations one of its papers harked the phones of crime victims and celebrities. amy is live with the latest. >> all of this on yet another day of public apology. news corps taking out a second day of full--page advertisements in national papers saying that we are sorry for any wrong doing and we promise to set things straight. there will be no excuses and no where to hide for people who were involved in any of the wrong doing. and then a pledge of compensation for certain phone hacking victims. no, many people were surprised today by the arrest of rebekah brooks. and according to her spokesperson she was extremely surprised herself by this. she had gone to a london police station for a prearranged meeting today and when she got there she was arrested. now, brooks had been editor of news of the world from 2000 to 2003 and that was one of the most sensitive periods of the phone hacking. she stepped down, she was running murdoch's british newspaper empire until she stepped down friday which she did under building intense public pressure. the
, james murdoch who is deputy coo and the chairman and ceo of international for news corp., rupert murdoch's son, has just announced that the news of the world which is a very popular tabloid near the united kingdom, a sunday newspaper, is going to close down. this sunday we'll see the last edition of news of the world roll off the presses, and ask all of the profits will go to good causes. now, the reason for this, allison, and we've reported on this throughout the day, but there is an investigation, an inquiry going on here in the united kingdom into a phone-hacking scandal that centers on news of the world. now, news corporation had admitted, news of the world admitted that this had been going on, hacking into the phones of celebrities and others, but there was a twist in the last few days when allegations arose that news of the world hired a detective to hack the phone of a schoolgirl in 2002 who had been abducted and, ultimately, murdered. and, supposedly, the reporters there had wanted to be able to delete phone messages from that voicemail in order to gather new leads. but it was so
, are pulling ads from that newspaper, "news of the world" which is owned in part by media mogul rupert murdoch. >>> there continues to be fallout after the verdict of the casey anthony trial. there are lingering questions about the decision and what comes next. jay gray is in orlando with the very latest on all of this today. jay? >> reporter: good evening, dorene. yeah, the jury may have rendered a verdict in this case, but a day later, many, including those who know casey anthony, are still weighing in. >> the verdict as to count one, we the jury find the defendant not guilty. >> reporter: the trial may be over, but the questions and controversy are not. >> i think that we all wanted the truth, and i think at the  end we still don't have that. >> reporter: a truth that prosecutor jeff ashton fears will never be revealed. >> no, we never will. we never will. because even if -- even if casey got out of jail and wrote a book and said it, i don't know that any of us would really know if we could believe it or not. >> justice for caylee! >> reporter: just as hard for many to believe is how the
murdoch and his son james to give evidence and to testify in front of a committee in british parliament here on tuesday so it will be interesting to to see what comes out of this. the other two, of course, prepping as well for this parliament and the deputy prime minister here in the uk gave an interview on british television this morning and said it's their chance to come clean and say what they knew about this hacking scandal as well as what former chief executives knew about it, so i guess that will be key for rebekah brooks in this hearing. >> rebekah brooks now being arrested. is it making it, in terms of the arrest, farther up the food chain here? higher up the hierarchy. is that what some are saying at this moment? >> reporter: it one appear that way. it's difficult to say how far this will go. and how high up the food chain so to speak it will go. you know, this is a significant arrest in this scandal here and so we'll have to wait for more details as they emerge later today. >> big surprise here? i know you said it was a surprise. how big of a deal is it for the case, do you be
that king received a brutal beating that sparked the l.a. riots a year later >>> rupert murdoch, his son james and former news of the world editor rebekah brooks for questioning a week from today. they're investigating allegations some of the newspaper's staff hacked into the voice males of politicians, celebrities and victims >>> president obama awarded the medal of honor today to an army ranger who lost his right hand while tossing an enemy grenade away from fellow soldiers in afghanistan. sergeant first class leroy arthur petry is the second recipient of the award for actions in iraq and afghanistan. a baseball fan is lucky to be alive after he almost fell 20 feet head first while trying to catch a ball during the all-star home run derby. keith car michael's brother, friends and some fans grabbed his legs and likely saved his life. last night's incident comes just days after a texas ranger's fan plunged to his death while trying to grab a ball. >>> and the new york fan who caught derek jeter's 3,000th career hit and gave it back instead of trying to cash in could still be slapped with
for killing two americans after hijacking them. murdoch is expected to arrive in london to tackle the scandal related to "news of the world." staffers hacked into the voice mail accounts of people they covered and the former editor was released on bail after he was questioned. and he is the former communications chief for british prime minister cameron. two other men have been released on bail in connection with the scan california. the news of the world will print the final copy tomorrow and the newspaper is part of the news international which is the company that owns follow news. and, rihanna fans in texas forced to leave the concert after a fire breaks out on stage. a light went up in flames and that spread to the set, the curtains and everyone inside the center was evacuated and after, "dallas we set the stage on fire," literally. glad you are safe. i promise i'll be back. >> this is not your average invitation, a marine asked someone on a date from afghanistan. >> i take a moment of my day to invite you on november 18, with yours truly, from new jersey, take a second, think about it and
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